Indian American couple donates $150,000 to support underprivileged in Bihar, Jharkhand



An Indian-American couple has donated for healthcare works in Bihar and Jharkhand, the Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) announced on Monday, March 29.

The donation was made by Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation to the BJANA and according to the association, it would be used for healthcare efforts in the rural areas of the two states through the PRAN-BJANA clinic initiative.

The Pravasi Alumni Nisshulk (PRAN) is an initiative by like-minded Indian-American physicians who are working to provide healthcare to the underprivileged and underserved in Bihar and Jharkhand.

These doctors have set up a PRAN clinic in Ranchi, providing free healthcare services to the needy. Their endeavor is to provide free healthcare services across the states.

BJANA president Avinash Gupta said, “With the generous donation of Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia, this became possible. BJANA getting a large donation is a testament to its ongoing philanthropic activities both here and back home.”

Former president of Federation of Indian Associations, Alok Kumar said that such kind of donations will help BJANA carry out healthcare efforts throughout the states.

The Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation was established in 2006, is a private family foundation established by Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia. It is primarily dedicated to making an impactful change around the world by funding innovative solutions and programs that enrich communities and serve the common good.

The Foundation’s grant-making focuses on local, national, and international organizations that support education, medical research, mental health, human rights, women’s health, poverty reduction and more.

Besides the foundation, Kalpana Bhatia also runs a successful business in Texas.